Parents and their college-bound students are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming "Perils of the College Drinking Culture" forums in 2014. The program was recognized with a national award at the February conference of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). For more information, click here.
"Black Wednesday" is the night before Thanksgiving. Its ominous name comes from blacking out from drinking too much alcohol. UPC's "Don't Drink and Drive" campaign hopes to reach young adults and keep them off the highways this holiday season. Click for more information.
CAB OR CELL: It's your call, but Fairfax County restaurants will be using drink coasters this month to encourage their patrons in October to call a cab. It's part of the UPC Don't Drink and Drive advertising campaign. Click here to see more details.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE is a national problem affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible (click for more information).
UPC YOUTH COUNCIL: Our high school leaders are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle among their peers. For more information on how to get involved, click here.
Great Resource for Parents
UDETC now has podcasts! at http://www.udetc.org. The podcast series, “A National Conversation on Protecting our Youth”, reaches out to parents, youth, community leaders and others to raise awareness of environmental strategies to address underage drinking-related issues in local communities, states and territories and reduce youth access to alcohol. Interviews are conducted with persons connected to the issues of underage drinking such as parents, researchers, law enforcement agencies, national, state and local community coalitions, youth groups, advocacy organizations, and others who are experts on the issue; and who help raise awareness of the public health and safety issues surrounding alcohol and share successful outcomes and strategies.
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